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6 new weapons will keep the US Army on top of Russia and China
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6 new weapons will keep the US Army on top of Russia and China

The age of great power competition has returned. By Sébastien Roblin* To avoid the earlier dramatic failure of “super programs” like the Future Combat System, the Army plans to adopt off-the-shelf solution where possible, and operationally test numerous projects before deciding which merit the funding to ramp up to full-scale development and production. The U.S....

Why Russia’s Akula-Class submarine scares the U.S. Navy
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Why Russia’s Akula-Class submarine scares the U.S. Navy

Thirty years later they remain the mainstay of the Russian nuclear attack submarine fleet—and are quieter than the majority of their American counterparts. By Sébastien Roblin* Here’s What You Need to Remember: Despite the Akula’s poor readiness rate, they continue to make up the larger part of Russia’s nuclear attack submarine force, and will remain in...

The ScanEagle and Blackjack UASs will reshape maritime surveillance
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The ScanEagle and Blackjack UASs will reshape maritime surveillance

Equipping surface ships with small unmanned aerial systems expands their surveillance horizons, lethality, and overall effectiveness at a low cost. By Dan Gouré* The world’s oceans and seas are vast. Maritime challenges to U.S. interests and international legal and humanitarian responsibilities are increasing in both quantity and quality. But the number of Navy and Coast...

DARPA hopes to improve computer vision in ‘Third Wave’ of AI research
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DARPA hopes to improve computer vision in ‘Third Wave’ of AI research

The advanced research office is preparing a solicitation for novel research into In Pixel Intelligent Processing as the next breakthrough in artificial intelligence. The military’s primary advanced research shop wants to be a leader in the “third wave” of artificial intelligence and is looking at new methods of visually tracking objects using significantly less power...

DroneShield aims to further exploit AI for C-UAS development, introduces updated products
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DroneShield aims to further exploit AI for C-UAS development, introduces updated products

DroneShield will focus on upgrading its artificial intelligence (AI)-based detection and classification software in the coming years to develop an increasingly flexible approach that reduces reliance on data libraries, company officials told Janes in late March. The Australian company– which specialises in countering potential threats like unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and even in areas such as signals...

How can drones operate from Turkey’s upcoming Anadolu flagship?
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How can drones operate from Turkey’s upcoming Anadolu flagship?

Turkey has announced that its navy’s upcoming flagship, the TCG Anadolu amphibious assault ship, also known as a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), will carry drones instead of unavailable fighter jets. By Paul Iddon* Experts outlined to Ahval News how difficult Ankara will likely find developing naval drones and how such drones are not adequate substitutes...

A US Army AH-64 Apache used an Israeli-made missile to blast a small boat 20 miles away [vids]
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A US Army AH-64 Apache used an Israeli-made missile to blast a small boat 20 miles away [vids]

The Israeli Spike-NLOS missile will give the Army’s AH-64s a new, extremely precise way to deal with threats on land and at sea at extended ranges. The U.S. Army and Air Force have offered new details about a test involving an AH-64E Apache attack helicopter firing an Israeli-made Spike-NLOS missile off the coast of Florida last month. The...

France commits to SonoFlash active/passive sonobuoy
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France commits to SonoFlash active/passive sonobuoy

France’s Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) has contracted Thales for the full development, qualification, and production of the SonoFlash combined active/passive A-size sonobuoy to meet the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) needs of the French Navy. The development and fielding of SonoFlash is intended to meet the French Navy’s future airborne ASW requirements by affording increased flexibility...

U.S. Army shows first element of its future hypersonic weapon system
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U.S. Army shows first element of its future hypersonic weapon system

The U.S. Army has publicly released images of the first element of its future hypersonic weapon system. In photos released by the Pentagon, showing the first prototype hypersonic equipment for the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) battery. The details were given in an Army’s release, to announce that the service began delivering the first prototype hypersonic equipment...

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